High Impact Prevention Services for Youth
What is HIPSY?
- Free and confidential peer-to-peer outreach within the community
- Evidenced-based prevention workshops
- Individual sessions that help youth set individual prevention plans, referrals, and youth events
What Does HIPSY Do?
Provides accurate and relevant HIV/STD prevention information
Arranges for HIV testing (10-20 min results) and STD screening
Provides access to resources and condoms
Helps with the process of getting medical insurance when needed
Offers prevention workshops providing accurate and relevant HIV/STD prevention
Provides a safe place for LGBTQ youth
Incorporates one-on-one sessions for individual prevention plans
Offers group and personal support for those who are HIV positive
“This program has helped me to become a better person. It has helped me with social skills and understanding what is going on in the community.”
“I feel valued and supported. The staff gives me the motivation to be better and step up.”
“This program not only made me into a better leader, but it added more leadership to my personality.”
- Ages 13-24
- Residence in Monroe County
After making an appointment, Diane Bardeen (or someone on her team) will contact you with further information.